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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, February 11, 2021:


Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind.

Temperatures are expected to remain at seasonable levels in the 60s, with mostly sunny skies and a slight chance of rain later in the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1805 Sixteen-year-old Sacajawea, the Shoshoni guide for Lewis & Clark, gives birth to a son, with Meriwether Lewis serving as midwife.
  • 1809 Robert Fulton patents the steamboat.
  • 1815 News of the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812, finally reaches the United States.
  • 1833 Birth of Melville Weston Fuller, eighth U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice.
  • 1847 Birth of Thomas Alva Edison, prolific American inventor who jointly or singly held over 1,300 patents.
  • 1855 Birth of Josephine Marshall Jewell Dodge, American educator, pioneer in the concept of day nurseries for children.
  • 1903 Congress passes the Expedition Act, giving antitrust cases priority in the courts.
  • 1904 President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims strict neutrality for the United States in the Russo-Japanese War.
  • 1907 Birth of William J. Levitt, U.S. businessman and community builder who led the postwar housing revolutions with his Levittowns.
  • 1910 Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Eleanor Alexander announce their wedding date–June 20, 1910.
  • 1945 The meeting of President Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Marshal Joseph Stalin in Yalta, adjourns.
  • 1951 U.N. forces push north across the 38th parallel for the second time in the Korean War.
  • 1953 Walt Disney’s film Peter Pan premieres.
  • 1954 A 75,000-watt light bulb is lit at the Rockefeller Center in New York, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison’s first light bulb.
  • 1959 Iran turns down Soviet aid in favor of a U.S. proposal for aid.
  • 1965 President Lyndon Johnson orders air strikes against targets in North Vietnam, in retaliation for guerrilla attacks on the American military in South Vietnam.
  • 1966 Vice President Hubert Humphrey begins a tour of Vietnam.